Warnings of floods in Centurion

Plenteous rain on Tuesday afternoon presented its first problems when reports on social media warned about localised flooding in Centurion.

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Warnings are that the Hennops River is overflowing at certain parts, including the low-water bridges at West Street, Lenchen Avenue, End and Rabie Streets.

Ward councillor Ina Strijdom warned motorists to use alternative routes.

Strijdom also warned residents to stay clear from danger.

ALSO READ: Flash floods warning in Tshwane

“People tend to underestimate the strength of water. Many people drowned as a result.”

She said people are placing their own lives and the lives of emergency services officers at risk when they try to rescue others.

Arrive Alive shared the following:

• Water that is one meter high will flow at a speed of 16km/h. The pressure is one metric ton per square meter.

• Water that has fallen only 0.4m can sweep your car off a road bridge.

• Only 0.6 meters of water can make a car float.

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